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Chelsea Legend Didier Drogba Retires From Football

Former Chelsea and Ivory Coast striker, Didier Drogba has officially announced his retirement from football. The 40-year-old scored 164 goals in 381 appearances over two spells with Chelsea, helping them win the Premier League four times and the Champions League in 2012, as well as four FA Cup triumphs and three League Cup victories. Drogba started his top-flight football at the age of 23, when French side Guingamp signed him from Ligue 2 Le Mans in January 2002. He moved to Marseille 18 months later - and the…

Marcos Alonso Signs Contract Extension At Chelsea

Defender Marcos Alonso has signed a new contract at Chelsea that will keep him at the club until 2023. The Spain left-back moved to Stamford Bridge from Fiorentina in 2016 and won the Premier League title in his first season with the Blues. The 27-year-old, who previously played for Bolton having joined from Real Madrid, also won last season's FA Cup. "I am so happy to stay here longer and to keep playing for one of the best teams in the world," he said. "It's been a very good two seasons and I am looking forward…

Antonio Conte To Sue Chelsea Over ‘Sack’

Antonio Conte is set to take legal action against former club Chelsea, according to The Times The 48-year-old’s two-year spell at Stamford Bridge came to an end when the Blues announced his sack last week. “Chelsea Football Club and Antonio Conte have parted company,” the statement read. “During Antonio’s time at the club, we won our sixth league title and eighth FA Cup. In the title winning season, the club set a then-record 30 wins in a 38-game Premier League season, as well as a club-record 13 consecutive…

Chelsea Confirm Conte’s Departure

Chelsea have confirmed the departure of its Italian manager Antonio Conte from Stamford Bridge. Rumors of the 48-year-old’s departure from Stamford Bridge had circulated across both local and international tabloids on Thursday but both the Club and the Italian had remained silent about it. But Chelsea in a statement on Friday confirmed the news and announced that Conte had “parted company" with the last season FA cup winners. “Chelsea Football Club and Antonio Conte have parted company,” the statement read.…

Antonio Conte Departs Chelsea

Antonio Conte has cut his ties with last season's FA cup winners, Chelsea, after two years in charge. Conte’s departure was confirmed by former Blues Captain John Terry, who spent 19 years at Stamford Bridge. Though Chelsea are yet to confirm the exit of the 48-year-old, who won the Premier League title in his first season and the FA Cup in May, reports have it that ex-Napoli manager Maurizio Sarri is close to taking over at the club. Should Sarri be appointed, he would be Chelsea's ninth full-time manager since…

Mourinho And Conte Make Peace Ahead Of Manchester United Vs Chelsea FA Cup Final Clash

Mourinho And Conte Make Peace Ahead Of Manchester United Vs Chelsea FA Cup Final Clash Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho says his war of words with Chelsea head coach Antonio Conte is over ahead of Saturday’s FA Cup final. The pair have been involved in a long-running feud which started last season when Mourinho clashed with Conte after Chelsea's 4-0 win over United at Stamford Bridge and later said the Italian's celebrations were "humiliating". This season Conte used the Italian phrase "demenza…

Dele Alli Scores Twice As Spurs Break Chelsea Hoodoo

Dele Alli scored twice as Tottenham came from behind to claim a first league win at Stamford Bridge in 28 years and deliver a huge blow to Chelsea's hopes of finishing in the Premier League top four. A win would have moved the Blues to within two points of fourth-placed Tottenham and, after soaking up some Spurs pressure, they took the lead when Alvaro Morata headed in Victor Moses' cross. But Tottenham levelled just before the break, as Christian Eriksen hit a fierce, dipping effort from 25 yards that dropped just…

Chelsea Settle £1bn Stamford Bridge Redevelopment Dispute

Chelsea can start work on a new £1bn stadium at Stamford Bridge after settling a dispute with a neighbour who objected to the construction. The Crosthwaite family took out an injunction in May 2017, saying the expansion to 60,000 seats would block light into their home. In January, Hammersmith and Fulham Council passed a motion to prevent the injunction blocking the plans. The club said on Wednesday they have reached an agreement with the family. Chelsea expect to be playing at Stamford Bridge until the end of…
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